maker faire


Last time I was in the city M and I went to the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, where once upon a time the World’s Fair was held.

I’m having trouble describing quite what it was. Sort of nerdy school science fair meets etsy meets Cirque du Soleil.


There were large groups of people milling around, talking to the inventors of weird, cool, technical stuff.

That turned out to be one of the highlights, talking to earnest, excited entrepreneurs. We met the inventor of the egg-bot, and talked to one of the guys behind the book liberator, an accessible book scanner.

There were also crazy crafters.


I love crazy crafters, they are my people.

And of course there was lightning!


The insane group Arcattack performed with their Tesla coils which produce lightning in time with music. Nuts! (I did not take pictures during the performance. Too busy keeping mouth closed.)

We had a wacky, fun time, and if you get a chance to attend a Maker Faire, you should go.

One Response to “maker faire”

  1. Ellen Says:

    Sounds really fun.

    J & I just went to Corning NY, loved the town and the Glass Museum was great!! It is a beautiful town nestled in a valley landscape with fall color and a big vast blue sky.

    BTW – where are all your pics of the above ground garden bldg in your blog?? I want to point my sis to them. Love you!

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